Mike Trout, an outfielder with the Los Angeles Angels, was the 2012 American League Rookie of the Year and MVP runner-up. Trout, 22, is a 2009 Millville High School graduate who was a two-time Press Player of the Year and The Press Male Athlete of the Year for the 2008-09 school year.

Thursday: The Angels did not play. Trout has not played since leaving Sunday’s game with tightness in his right hamstring.

Friday: Trout returned to the starting lineup as the Angels’ designated hitter. He batted third and went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Stats: Trout is hitting .330 with 21 home runs, 78 RBIs, 88 runs and 28 stolen bases in 123 games.

Started at The Press in 1993 as an Ocean County reporter. Moved to the copy desk in 1994 until taking over as editor of At The Shore in 1995. Became deputy sports editor in 2004 and was promoted to sports editor in 2007.